Enneagram – Part 2 and Brain Hemisphere Dominance

MM,

I find the enneagram interesting, but I find the inconsistency in the test scores make me question the use of enneagram. Though those who study the enneagram say that we all have qualities of each of the nine personality types. I guess a balanced personality will have qualities from each type as it is not good to be one extreme or another. Below are my results for some different enneagram tests. I also took a brain dominance test. Turns out I use both hemispheres equally. Huh. That doesn’t surprise me for some reason.

BB,
Cassandrah
Brigid’s Flame

type score type behavior motivation
1 51 I must be perfect and good to be happy.
9 48 I must be peaceful and easy to get along with to be happy.
7 46 I must be high and entertained to be happy.
5 44 I must be knowledgable and independent to be happy.
8 42 I must be strong and in control to be happy.
2 41 I must be helpful and caring to be happy.
6 35 I must be secure and safe to be happy.
3 29 I must be impressive and attractive to be happy.
4 17 I must avoid painful feelings to be happy.

Enneagram Test Results

Type 1 Perfectionism |||||||||||||||||| 74%
Type 2 Helpfulness |||||||||||| 50%
Type 3 Image Focus |||||||||||||||||| 78%
Type 4 Hypersensitivity |||||| 22%
Type 5 Detachment |||||||||||||||| 70%
Type 6 Anxiety |||||||||| 38%
Type 7 Adventurousness |||||||||||||||| 70%
Type 8 Aggressiveness |||||||||||| 50%
Type 9 Calmness |||||||||||||||||| 74%

Take Free Enneagram Word Test (70 words)
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type score type behavior motivation
3 19 I must be impressive and attractive to be happy.
1 18 I must be perfect and good to be happy.
9 18 I must be peaceful and easy to get along with to be happy.
5 17 I must be knowledgable and independent to be happy.
7 17 I must be high and entertained to be happy.
2 12 I must be helpful and caring to be happy.
8 12 I must be strong and in control to be happy.
6 9 I must be secure and safe to be happy.
4 5 I must avoid painful feelings to be happy.

type score type behavior motivation
1 19 I must be perfect and good to be happy.
7 17 I must be high and entertained to be happy.
5 16 I must be knowledgable and independent to be happy.
9 16 I must be peaceful and easy to get along with to be happy.
2 13 I must be helpful and caring to be happy.
8 13 I must be strong and in control to be happy.
6 11 I must be secure and safe to be happy.
3 6 I must be impressive and attractive to be happy.
4 6 I must avoid painful feelings to be happy.

Brain Lateralization Test Results
Right Brain (58%) The right hemisphere is the visual, figurative, artistic, and intuitive side of the brain.
Left Brain (52%) The left hemisphere is the logical, articulate, assertive, and practical side of the brain

Are You Right or Left Brained?(word test)
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Brain Lateralization Test Results
Right Brain (53.2%) The right hemisphere is the visual, figurative, artistic, and intuitive side of the brain.
Left Brain (46.8%) The left hemisphere is the logical, articulate, assertive, and practical side of the brain

Are You Right or Left Brained?(word pair test)
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Left brain dominant individuals are more orderly, literal, articulate, and to the point. They are good at understanding directions and anything that is explicit and logical. They can have trouble comprehending emotions and abstract concepts, they can feel lost when things are not clear, doubting anything that is not stated and proven.

Right brain dominant individuals are more visual and intuitive. They are better at summarizing multiple points, picking up on what’s not said, visualizing things, and making things up. They can lack attention to detail, directness, organization, and the ability to explain their ideas verbally, leaving them unable to communicate effectively.

Overall you appear to have fairly Equal Hemispheres

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According to Darwinian theory, optimal evolution takes place with random variation and selective retention. The evolution savvy individual will try many different approaches when faced with a problem and select the best of those approaches. Many historical intellectuals have confessed their advantage was simply considering/exploring/trying more approaches than others. The left brain dominant type suffers from limited approaches, narrow-mindedness. The right brain dominant type suffers from too many approaches, scatterbrained. To maintain balanced hemispheres, you need to exercise both variability and selection. Just as a company will have more chance of finding a great candidate by increasing their applicant pool, an individual who considers a wider set of options is more likely to make quality decisions.

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